2014 part 2

Today marks the 10th day after the Periacetabular Osteotomy Surgery (PAO) at my left hip. It was done on the 17th at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) by Dr. Young-Jo Kim from the Boston Children’s Hospital. I was hospitalized till 21st. Just like the last time I had my right side done, which was 6 years ago, I have allergic reactions again after taking the stronger pain medication. Darn it! That means I have to live with the pain during the healing process. Fortunately, my mom has been making me some soup to soothe the pain.

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One of the IVs on my swollen arm

Back in early 2014 when we started to talk about pollen, I seemed to get hit by pollens all season. Every day was running nose and watery eyes.

In March, I was trying to go back to the pool to stay in shape, besides taking yoga class. That was the first time in the year for me to swim. Things seemed going well until I went for shower. The shampoo dispenser and the shower head suddenly were spinning around me. OMG! I was suffering from vertigo! That spinning feeling stuck with me the next 2 to 3 weeks.

With the increasing pain at the hip later in the year, it was extremely difficult to sleep at night. I woke up multiple times because of the pain at the left hip joint. How about dreaming about the left hip pain and woke up and found that the pain was real! That happened not just one time in a night. Thanks to the hip dysplasia, I am having another hip surgery in order to walk better, sleep better and function better! Just that from the time I had the appointment with Dr. Kim concerning about the left hip till the surgery day was a long haul.

Now I am recovering from the hip surgery, looking forward to be a jumpy fox in the new year.

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